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Baylor/Waco Piano Competition

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Piano Concerto Competition

  • Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.
  • Division I, grades 10-12, below the age of 19 on contest day
  • Division II, grades 7-9, below the age of 16 on contest day
  • For each division, a movement from the standard concerto literature is required. Concerto-like works and student concertos (Division II) are acceptable.

Piano Solo Competition Rules

  • Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.
  • Division I, grades 11-12, below the age of 19 on contest day
  • Division II, grades 9-10, below the age of 17 on contest day
  • Division III, grades 7-8, below the age of 15 on contest day
  • For each division, the first or last movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert must be prepared. A contrasting piece by a master composer from any other style period is also required. Both selections will be performed and must be performed from memory.
  • All students will receive ratings and critique sheets from the judges.

Awards

  • Concerto Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
  • Concerto Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
  • Solo Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
  • Solo Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
  • Solo Division III Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place

Entry forms should be mailed before January 5, 2019.

Send the entry form and an application fee of $35 to the following address:

2019 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition
c/o Keyboard Division
Baylor University School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, Texas 76798-7408

Acceptance will be limited to fifteen students in each division. Contestants must be in Waco and prepared to perform by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the competition.

For further information, contact: keyboard@baylor.edu


Baylor/Waco Competition Results: February 2019

Division I Concerto
  • 1st place: Regina Lin, Allen, TX; Teachers, Alex and Marcy McDonald
  • 2nd place: Jessica Zhang, Plano, TX; Teacher, Yifan Liu
  • Honorable Mention: William Leicht, Frisco, TX; Teacher, Dr. Mary Humm
Division I Solo
  • 1st place: Serena Chiu, Grand Prairie, TX; Teacher, Marcy McDonald
  • 2nd place: Sammy Maddox, El Paso, TX; Teacher, Dr. Esequiel Meza
  • Honorable Mention: Erin Guetzloe, San Antonio, TX; Teacher, A.J. Collins
  • Honorable Mention: Hongwu Yan, Allen, TX; Teacher, Allessandro Mazzamuto
  • Honorable Mention: Haena Lee, Austin, TX; Teacher, Shearon Horton
  • Honorable Mention: Miles Gillette-Bockhorn, Fayetteville, TX; Teacher, Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson
Division IIA Solo
  • 1st place: Yuri Lee, Austin, TX; Teacher, Shearon Horton
  • 2nd place: Perren-Luc Thiessen, McKinney, TX; Teachers, Dr. Tamas Ungar and Dr. Mary Humm
  • Honorable Mention: Shiv Yajnik, Dallas, TX; Teacher, Marcy McDonald
  • Honorable Mention: Ami Kitajimi, Plano, TX; Teacher, Masako Narikawa
Division IIB Solo
  • 1st place: Esther Pham, Garland, TX; Teacher, Phyong Tran
  • 2nd place: Antonio Ajero, Nacogdoches, TX; Teachers, Andrew and Linda Parr
  • Honorable Mention: Athena Wang, Austin, TX; Teacher, Dr. Eric Hicks
  • Honorable Mention: Charlie Zhang, Dallas, TX; Teachers, Kevin Gunter and Catharine Lysinger
  • Honorable Mention: Magen Zeng, Sugarland, TX; Teacher, Katarina Loudermilk
Division III Solo
  • 1st place: Andrew Guan, Pearland, TX; TX; Teacher, John Weems
  • 2nd place: Sophia Louie, Austin, TX; Teacher, Emily Chow
  • Honorable Mention: Elaine See Toh, Houston, TX; Teacher, Sharon Peng Love
  • Honorable Mention: Erika Cole, Houston, TX; Teacher, Wenli Zhou

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